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Charles Tileston Leeds

Charles Tileston Leeds, American consulting engineer. member California Debris Commission, 1909-1912; member Leeds & Barnard, consultant engrs., Los Angeles, 1912-1930, Quinton, Code, Hill, Leeds & Barnard, 1930-1940, Leeds, Hill, Barnard & Jewett, 1940-1946; Member nat. state and local professional societies including: American Society of Civil Engineers, Society American Military Engineers.

Background

  • Leeds, Charles Tileston was born on May 14, 1879 in Newton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Benjamin Ingersoll and Martha (Knapp) Huse Leeds.

  • Education

    • Graduate (rank 2d in class) United States Military Academy, 1903. Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1906.

    Career

    • Commissioned Second lieutenant A.U.S., June 11, 1903, advancing to captain Engineer Corps, February 27, 1911. Exploration, road construction and port development, Mindanao, P.I., 1903-1904. Special studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1905-1906.

      Post engineer officer and assistant quartermaster, Fort Bayard, New Mexico, 1906-1908. Assistant United States district engineer, Los Angeles, California, 1908-1909, United States district engineer, Los Angeles, California, 1909-1912. Member California Debris Commission, 1909-1912.

      Retired (physical disability incurred in line of duty), 1912. Member Leeds & Barnard, consultant engrs., Los Angeles, 1912-1930, Quinton, Code, Hill, Leeds & Barnard, 1930-1940, Leeds, Hill, Barnard & Jewett, 1940-1946. Leeds, Hill & Jewett since 1946.

      Has served as construction engineering on harbors, water ways, sea coast protection, water supply, several governmental agencies in California. Construction engineering on seacoast protection for State of California, since 1931. Construction engineering, Los Angeles Department Water & Power since 1947.

      Technical advisory International Boundary and Water Commission, since 1952. Active duty, United States Army, 1917-1919, major Engineer Corps, 1918. Lieutenant colonel Engineer R.C., 1925-1930.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Member California Debris Commission, 1909-1912. Member Leeds & Barnard, consultant engrs., Los Angeles, 1912-1930, Quinton, Code, Hill, Leeds & Barnard, 1930-1940, Leeds, Hill, Barnard & Jewett, 1940-1946. Member nat. state and local professional societies including: American Society of Civil Engineers, Society American Military Engineers.

    Clubs: University, Engineers, (Los Angeles).

    Connections

    • Married Amy Lee Shapleigh, January 12, 1905. Children: Charles Tileston, Alice Shapleigh (Mistress.
    • father: Benjamin Ingersoll Leeds
    • mother: Martha (Knapp) Huse Leeds
    • spouse: Amy Lee Shapleigh
    • children: Charles Tileston Leeds
    • Alice Shapleigh (Mrs Leeds
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    Born March 14, 1879
    Died March 20, 1960
    (aged 81)
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